About Mr. McNew
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Mr. Steven McNew
Hello 11th grade students and parents! As a junior student, this is a very exciting time. You have more choices for classes than you have ever had before. Plan wisely and think hard...I am here to help you in your decision-making. Your transcript will be viewed by prospective colleges, employers, etc so it is in your best interest to build a solid transcript. Homework and preparation is vital to your success here at CASHS. The decisions you make now will have a huge impact on your future. Think before you act...or before you decide not to act. Consider getting involved here at CASHS. We offer numerous extracurricular activities so I'm sure you can find something to add a little spark. Involvement outside of the classroom looks impressive to prospective colleges and employers. PLEASE COME AND SEE ME! I am excited to work with you and help you out anyway I can. If I don't know something is going on that is causing a problem, I can't help! When visiting, unless an emergency, please try to see me before or after school, during activitiy period or lunch, or during a study hall. It is important to be in class as much as possible. I look forward to working with you and getting to know you. Stop by and say hello...I am located in CASHS A314.
Parents, if you would like to schedule a meeting with myself or teachers or have other questions or concerns, please contact me via the phone number above or by email. I will be happy to assist you with anything you need.
Having graduated from CASHS, I recognize the struggles for students in a building as large as this. After graduating from CASHS, I wanted, as many, to make the world a better place. I attended Shippensburg University, majoring in Psychology. After a few "mindless" jobs after graduation, I worked for Franklin County, Pa, first with the Drug & Alcohol Program followed by a then newly created department, Truancy Prevention. With the Truancy Prevention position, my passion for helping students began to unfold. After a few years, I decided to pursue my Master's of School Counseling degree at McDaniel College in Westminster, Md. After finishing my degree, I was employed in Waynesboro Area School District for five years as a counselor. A counselor opportunity opened up in CASD and I jumped at the chance to return "home". I came to CASD at the beginning of the 2004-2005 school year and worked as a school counselor at J. Frank Faust Junior High, now CAMS-North. With the addition and renovations to CASHS complete, I moved with the freshman class to our new building for the 2011-2012 school year. It continues to be a great experience and I hope that some of my enthusiasm will rub off on the students in our building.
About Mrs. Leonard
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Mrs. Lindsay Leonard
Hello Students and Parents of CASHS CLass of 2024!
My name is Lindsay Leonard and I am so excited to work with the CASHS Class of 2024. This is my 17th year working as a school counselor, with this being my 9th year at CASHS. My first 7 years as a school counselor were spent at Scotland School for Veteran's Children. I then had a long term elementary substitute positiion at Fayetteville and Guilford Hills Elementary. My passion as a school counselor is to partner with students to find academic, personal/social, and career success. Over the years in the profession, students have inspired me through their strength, tenacity in overcoming difficult life circumstances, desire to succeed, and willingness to share their personal stories. Each group of students hold a special place in my heart and I look forward to seeing our CASHS Class of 2024 grow during their high school experience.
The 9th grade year is an exciting, but overwhelming, time for students to adjust to becoming a high school student and prepare for their future. Students will begin to explore pathways to their future dreams by participating in career exploration activities, learning about job shadowing, participation in exploring college and technical schools, and learning more about career options in the military. Throughout the year, the 9th grade counseling team will work with students, parents, and teachers on providing information on career interest inventories, transition activities to successful adjust to becming a high school student, and positve social and emotional health activiites. While the Covid 19 pandemic has caused the delivery of counseling services to look different this year, it is my personal goal to ensure all of my "freshies" feel connected and valued as a student in the CASHS Class of 2024.
While I am not originally from Chambersburg, my family and I have lived in the area for 17 years. My husband I both grew up in Bedford County, PA and have known each other since kindergarten. We were high school sweethearts and have been married for 19 years. I attended Waynesburg University and earned my BA in Psychology. After working for 2 years in the mental health field, we moved to Chambersburg and I earned my MEd in School Counseling, K-12 from Shippensburg University. We have two joyful and active children who attend school within CASD, so we are very active in our local community. As a family, we enjoy spending time together camping, hiking, kayaking, and playing softball/baseball. In my freetime, I love to garden, take care of myself by working out, ride my four wheeler, and spending time with my girlfriends laughing and enjoying live music. Please make sure to say hello and introduce yourself if you see me around Chambersburg. I love being a school counselor and getting to know both my students and parents. As we all work together for success, do not hesitate to reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Students can stop in my office before or after school and during the school day (when we return to school). Parents are encouraged to reach out via email or phone, along with request a meeting to discuss concerns or have questions answered. As a school counselor, I am here to help so please reach out in order to partner together.
We are going to make it a great year for our Freshman Class! Go Trojans!